Today I’m excited to share that the Windows Azure Mobile Services public
preview is now available. This preview provides a turnkey backend cloud
solution designed to accelerate connected client app development. These
services streamline the development process by enabling you to leverage the
cloud for common mobile application scenarios such as structured storage,
user authentication and push notifications.
If you’re building a Windows 8 app and want a fast and easy path to
creating backend cloud services, this preview provides the capabilities you
need. You to take advantage of the cloud to build and deploy modern apps for
Windows 8 devices in anticipation of general availability on October 26th.
Subsequent preview releases will extend support to iOS, Android, and Windows
The preview makes it fast and easy to create cloud services for Windows 8
It has been less than four months since we introduced the first public
preview for Windows Azure Mobile Services and in this short time we have seen
continual improvements to the service offering including:
SDKs for Windows Store, Windows Phone 8 and iOS app Auth using Microsoft
Account, Facebook, Google and Twitter Push Notification support via WNS, MPNS
and APNS Structured storage Deployments in East and West US datacenters
We are continuing this great momentum and I’m happy to announce another
round of exciting updates to Windows Azure Mobile Services.
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to be successful, we needed to add web service APIs to our web applications.
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I’ve spent quite a bit of time discussing cloud computing with our
customers lately and the common theme among them all has been “lean”.
Windows Azure can provide some tremendous benefits to nearly every
organization we speak with: operating cost reduction, faster time to market,
scale on demand. It literally can’t get any leaner that this.
The challenge I’m running into is that it’s hard for architects and
developers to get a big picture of the Azure platform and how all the
features can be used together to build solutions. Microsoft is shipping new
services on a quarterly basi... (more)
In this release of the training kit we have delivered 41 HOLs covering a wide
variety of bug fixes and screen shot updates for Visual Studio 2012.
We now have 35 Presentations with new content surrounding Windows Azure SQL
Database, SQL Federation, Reporting and Data Sync (4) as well as Security &
Identity (1); and Building Scalable, Global, and Highly Available Web Apps
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